The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Test Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Specialist
Rank 889 910 923
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 21 60 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.056% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.058% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 13 49 33
Median salary £45,000 £60,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,900 £34,000 £37,860
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £75,000 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
94118 103558 110626
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.35% 96.21% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 79197 85888 89230
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Test Specialist in the job title.

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Specialist over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Specialist
Top 23 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +6 19 £45,000 - 4
London +28 5 £60,000 -7.69% 1
East Midlands +10 5 £45,000 +32.35%
Nottinghamshire +10 5 £45,000 +32.35%
Nottingham +8 5 £45,000 +32.35%
Yorkshire +25 3 £50,000 +42.85% 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £50,000 -
South East +19 2 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Scotland +12 2 £40,500 -37.69%
Glasgow - 2 £40,500 -
Sheffield - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £55,000 -
East of England +26 1 £34,900 -30.20%
Cambridgeshire +8 1 £34,900 -30.20%
Cambridge +5 1 £34,900 -30.20%
South West +1 1 £38,500 -3.75%
Gloucestershire -7 1 £38,500 -
West Midlands -11 1 £47,500 -
Reading - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £47,500 -
Stroud - 1 £38,500 -
Telford - 1 £47,500 -
Rotherham - 1 £50,000 -

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, Test Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Test Specialist in the job title.

1 24 (50.00%) QA
2 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (37.50%) Finance
4 16 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 15 (31.25%) DevOps
6 14 (29.17%) Test Automation
6 14 (29.17%) Selenium
7 13 (27.08%) Performance Testing
7 13 (27.08%) SQL
8 12 (25.00%) SDLC
9 11 (22.92%) Java
10 9 (18.75%) JIRA
10 9 (18.75%) LoadRunner
11 8 (16.67%) Telecoms
11 8 (16.67%) ISEB
11 8 (16.67%) Degree
11 8 (16.67%) Software Engineering
11 8 (16.67%) Cucumber
12 7 (14.58%) BDD
12 7 (14.58%) Automation Testing
12 7 (14.58%) Functional Testing
12 7 (14.58%) Automated Testing
12 7 (14.58%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (14.58%) Manual Testing
12 7 (14.58%) Release Management
12 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
12 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
12 7 (14.58%) Scrum
12 7 (14.58%) HTML

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.08%) CICS
1 1 (2.08%) Confluence
1 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.08%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) HTTP
1 2 (4.17%) HTTPS
1 2 (4.17%) Network Security
1 2 (4.17%) SSL
1 2 (4.17%) Wireless
2 1 (2.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (29.17%) Selenium
2 9 (18.75%) JIRA
2 9 (18.75%) LoadRunner
3 8 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 6 (12.50%) HP UFT
4 6 (12.50%) Rational Functional Tester
5 5 (10.42%) Git (software)
5 5 (10.42%) JBehave
5 5 (10.42%) JMeter
5 5 (10.42%) Ranorex
5 5 (10.42%) RSpec
5 5 (10.42%) Subversion
6 4 (8.33%) WebDriver
7 3 (6.25%) eggPlant
7 3 (6.25%) SilkPerformer
7 3 (6.25%) SpecFlow
8 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (4.17%) Zephyr
9 1 (2.08%) Maven
9 1 (2.08%) SoapUI
General
1 18 (37.50%) Finance
2 8 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 6 (12.50%) Banking
3 6 (12.50%) Retail
4 5 (10.42%) Games
5 2 (4.17%) Electronics
5 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.17%) Marketing
6 1 (2.08%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) HTML
2 6 (12.50%) CSS
2 6 (12.50%) Web Services
3 5 (10.42%) Ajax
4 3 (6.25%) .NET
5 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.08%) Backbone.js
5 1 (2.08%) HTML5
5 1 (2.08%) Java EE
5 1 (2.08%) jQuery
5 1 (2.08%) RESTful
5 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (4.17%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) Unix
1 3 (6.25%) Windows
2 2 (4.17%) Linux
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 15 (31.25%) DevOps
4 14 (29.17%) Test Automation
5 13 (27.08%) Performance Testing
6 12 (25.00%) SDLC
7 8 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 7 (14.58%) Automated Testing
8 7 (14.58%) Automation Testing
8 7 (14.58%) BDD
8 7 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (14.58%) Functional Testing
8 7 (14.58%) Manual Testing
8 7 (14.58%) Release Management
8 7 (14.58%) Scrum
9 6 (12.50%) Defect Management
10 5 (10.42%) API Testing
10 5 (10.42%) CMMI
10 5 (10.42%) Mentoring
10 5 (10.42%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.08%) SQL
2 11 (22.92%) Java
3 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.42%) C#
5 3 (6.25%) C
6 2 (4.17%) JCL
6 2 (4.17%) Python
7 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) Degree
1 8 (16.67%) ISEB
2 6 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.25%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (2.08%) MCITP
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) HP
2 5 (10.42%) IBM
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle
4 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.17%) SAP
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco
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Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
360 Resourcing Solutions .
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago